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Subject: One of my favorites
This is one of my favorite films I've seen here. One of the things that make it fun is missing sections of film interupting the rhyming lyrics! The Postmaster General's bland commentary later interupts the song-and-dance numbers of this fine film to bring more laughter to the viewer. I highly encourage you to watch this!
Subject: Cute for its time
A cute 1960's film promoting the zip code. Well done for its time. Of course now we have email which alleviates some of the communication problems shown.
Subject: Lawrence O'Brien
At the very end we can see Lawrence O'Brien, U.S. Democratic Party political organizer, government official, and sports executive. He was Postmaster General for the United States between 1965 and 1968, where we can date this film.
His office had been burglarized by Republican campaign workers in 1972, leading to the Watergate scandal. In 1975 he became commissioner of the National Basketball Association, a post he held until 1984. He died in September 1990 at age 73.
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Subject: George Bush Is In This Film
I swear one of the guys looks like a really young George W. Bush! The zip code came out in late '63. There is a shot in here of the outside of a post office and a Mustang is parked out front, so the earliest this film could have been released was late '64. Funny it took people that long to get introduced to the zip code. The brunette is cute, but I have to agree the blonde is pretty dingy. A few good songs.
Subject: The most annoying group ever!
A promo for the zipcode would be alright, except there's musical interludes by the single most awful band in the whole universe, The Swingin' Six (whoever they are). The guys are all right I guess, it's the women singers that get me going.. especially the blonde one. Aieee!! Funny how this promo has full credits..
Subject: Zip Code-good for everybody
After watching this film, I guess I finally understand why I need to start including the Zip in my mail.
The USPS spent a lot of money for this one. I'm not sure where it was meant to be shown, as it runs a good 15 minutes. Maybe TV, who knows. It's kind of cute with the Swinging Six. Makes you wonder what happened to them. I'm fairly sure I've seen the brunette girl in an old porn movie, but there's not enough info about her to be sure.
Anyway, I giving it a thumbs up, a period piece, showing what an zip hootenanny was all about.
Subject: Zip codes are Groovy!
A fun little musical production explaining the Zip Code and why you should use it. The song about how America has a ton of Springfields was especially fun.